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Contest #339

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March 28th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 20 comments

Contest #338 answer: Église Saint-Étienne-le-Vieux, Caen, France

Originally the Église Saint-Étienne-le-Vieux dates from the 10th century and is an official French protected monument. It lies very close to the well known l’Abbaye-aux-Hommes.

Caen_St_Etienne

In 1944 it was destroyed by bombing, either by the allies or the Germans, depending on the source you are reading. But anyhow it was never rebuilt.

EgliseStEtienneLeVieux

Those who bombed the place

  • hhgygy
  • Sandworm
  • Phil Ower
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Felix Bossert
  • steve willis
  • rob de wolff
  • Mike Jack
  • Garfield
  • Cloudspotter
  • RicardPG

– Hint –

  • Eloy Cano
  • ndrqu
  • DannyS
  • mehmet durmus
  • Gillian B
  • Ann K.
  • krenek
  • Walter_V_R

March 28th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #338 hint

Partially destroyed in 1944 and never rebuilt.

March 26th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #338

First of all: apologies that I did not make it yesterday, but here is this weeks’ contest. It is about the church in the centre of the picture.

And a warm thank you to all who wrote me some nice lines.

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March 22nd, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 20 comments

No contest this week

Due to family circumstances there will be no contest this week.
Next contest will be published on Friday 21 March.

March 14th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #337 answer: 'Huis Ten Bosch' theme park, Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan

Mr. Yoshikuni Kamichika visited The Netherlands in 1979 and was impressed by the Dutch water engineering skills. He was looking for a suitable development project for a location in the Omura bay and decided upon a Dutch Theme Park, named ‘Huis ten Bosch

Huis_Ten_Bosch

To ensure that the buildings looked genuine, he imported the building bricks from The Netherlands

Those who looked in the right part of the world:

  • Mike Jack
  • hhgygy
  • Sandworm
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Phil Ower
  • RicardPG
  • Cloudspotter
  • krenek
  • Walter_V_R
  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield

– Hint –

  • steve willis
  • Eloy Cano
  • Ann K.
  • DannyS
  • Ozgur ONGOCMEN
  • rob de wolff

March 14th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #337 hint

Whut? Dutch style houses and windmills in this part of the world? Are you kidding me?

March 12th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Contest #337

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March 7th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 14 comments

Contest #336 answer: Ivanpah Solar Power Facility, Mojave desert, CA, USA

The largest solar power plant in the world was constructed in the Mojave desert in California, USA.
It is the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility and it formally opened on February 13 this year.

Ivanpah

In total it consist of three concentric circles of mirrors, focussed to beam up to three towers with steam turbines.
It should produce some 377 MW per annum.

Those who did not look into the sun

  • hhgygy
  • Cloudspotter
  • Ann K.
  • Phil Ower
  • Walter_V_R
  • LawnBoy
  • Lighthouse
  • Paul Voestermans
  • steve willis
  • Mike Jack
  • DannyS
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • Sandworm
  • RicardPG
  • krenek
  • Paul Borger
  • Elrober
  • David Kozina
  • Jill K
  • Garfield
  • Paul1547
  • mehmet durmus
  • Eloy Cano
  • Paul Franson
  • Ozgur ONGOCMEN
  • Chris Nason

– Hint –

  • Andy McConnell
  • Skip
  • ACG
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • donaaronio
  • Ludwig
  • Rosella
  • Bill Close

March 7th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #336 hint

Not quite focused in this picture, but went into service three weeks ago

March 5th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 8 comments